Gilbert Harris, 73, of Corpus Christi died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1934, in Rochester to Edward and Lucille Adkins Harris. He loved his family and friends. He retired from Tesoro after 30 years of service. He loved playing golf and watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He loved photography, painting, gardening, eating out and most of all shopping. He was a member of Annaville Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Harris; one brother, Robert Harris; nine children, Penny (Gene) Casas, Butch Harris, Dallas (Crystal) Harris, Rhonda (Jeff Bell) Hamlyn, Pam (Bill) Hill, Tina Pohlmeyer, Paula (Rick) Shadle, Patty (Joel) Rhyne, and Clifford (Sarah) Ridge; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Annaville Baptist Church. Entombment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home